Resources: Where to turn for help during addiction

For many families who have a loved one facing an opioid addiction the choices can seem stark: recovery or a fatal overdose.  
The Fox 9 Investigators previously examined the debate over 12 Step abstinence based therapies versus Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction. MAT can include drugs such as methadone, Suboxone, naloxone, and buprenorphine.  Most major medical and addiction groups, including the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), consider MAT the standard of care for the treatment of opioid addiction.  
SAMHSA has a toll free hotline 877-SAMHSA-7 (877-726-4727). These web sites can also direct you to MAT programs near you.  
State Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment Locator
SAMHSA National Telephone Helpline
National Methadone Services Locator
National Buprenorphine Treatment Provider Locator